Sun 16 Dec 2018

Challenge 68 - Need a Data Validation Formula

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Need a data validation formula for following assuming you are putting data validation in cell A2.

The user should be able to enter a date in following format

  1. MM/YYYY for the year 2018
  2. QQ/YYYY for the years 2019 to 2021

The solution to above challenge will be published after a month i.e. on 16-Jan-18.

Sat 16 Apr 2016

Article 38 - 10 Features I would like to see in Excel

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Like all of you, I am dependent upon day to day work in Excel. Excel is a software which is like ocean, unlimited in bounds. It has almost all features but it doesn't have few which everybody cherishes. All of us want something or the other. Below is a list of features which I would like Excel to have.

1. Making Volatile Functions Non-volatile on the basis of a Parameter

We all like TODAY(), NOW(), RAND() and RANDBETWEEN() (there are other volatile functions also). They are very useful but suffer a fatal flaw, if something gets recalculated, they always get recalculated also. Hence, if I am using TODAY() to derive today's day and if I open the sheet tomorrow, TODAY() will change tomorrow's date. I wish that all volatile functions should carry a parameter so that they should not recalculated when the sheet is recalculated. For example, we should have something like TODAY(N), NOW(N),RAND(N) and RANDBETWEEN(N) where N
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Sat 31 May 2014

Tips & Tricks 5 - Allow Entry of Dates if they are not Weekends

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1. Select the Cell > Data Tab > Data Validation > Data Validation

2. Under Settings Tab, in Allow, select Custom

3. Put following formula

=WEEKDAY(A1,16)>2

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4. Customize your Input and Error Message as per your requirements.

Sat 24 May 2014

Tips & Tricks 4 - Allow Entry of Date for a Particular Day only

By |Saturday, May 24th, 2014|Categories: Tips and Tricks|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

1. Select the Cell > Data Tab > Data Validation > Data Validation

2. Under Settings Tab, in Allow, select Custom

3. Let's assume that we want users to enter only those dates which are Wednesdays. Put following formula in

=WEEKDAY(A1)=4

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4 is for Wednesdayday. 1 is for Sunday and 7 is for Saturday other values lying in between.

4. Customize your Input and Error Message as per your requirements.